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Address: Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
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End to end in a day the highs and lows

This review is based on my view of the whole experience (December 2016) I will claim first (on Trip Advisor) to do the whole end to end cycleway. I would suggest the reason... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mangakura
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the Twin Coast Cycle Trail (Pou Herenga Tai) from West to East - ie Horeke to Kawakawa. We would have finished in Opua but it was so hot we decided we needed to finish earlier. The first day was quite short and had a reasonable hill climb, but I preferred the scenery on this day and am glad... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail section from Okaihau along the ridge, down to the Utakura valley and along the stream to the Horeke road was far more spectacular and achievable than I expected. The plateau was settled many years ago so the Totara and Puriri are truely magestic where they frame the vistas north to the Puketi forest and south towards Kaikohe. Cycling... More 

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1 Thank Jlbrott
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110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is based on my view of the whole experience (December 2016) I will claim first (on Trip Advisor) to do the whole end to end cycleway. I would suggest the reason for such variation in reviews so far has depended more on what section of the cycleway that people did. Firstly despite Newspaper Articles and videos suggesting that... More 

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2 Thank Mangakura
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After much delay the Okaihau to Horeke section is now open .Cycled it 09/01/17.This is a gem of a cycle track , well made hard track all the way to the sea.The local farmers over whose land this track goes are really trying hard here, building accommodation, toilet,picnic areas.A fairly long steepish hill at the beginning (remember you have to... More 

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Thank Peter J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us cycled this trail in January 2015. It was probably the hottest day of the year just after the New Year. Great ride but we should have taken more water. A bit disconcerting to see the "welcome" messages scrawled on the fences at the Kaikohe end where we started. The shuttle driver said to ignore them. The ride... More 

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Thank Graham P
rotorua
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We came to Northland aware that the Twin Coast Cycle Trail was not completed, but keen to ride most of the finished sections. First a positive comment: the trail, as might be expected since it follows a railway line, is well-graded and smooth with only a couple of steep sections. We started at Opua, intending to do the Opua-Taumarere section.... More 

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1 Thank 352geoff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We started with a bonus day from Kerikeri, through the Waitangi forest (quite good) ending up swooping down through the golf course to the Treaty House (very good), then along to Opua and the first part of the cycleway which ends at the as-yet-unfinished rail bridge. Even when this is finished cyclists will have to take $10 train ride to... More 

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2 Thank yeosteve
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to this ride. But were very dissapointed. We staeted at the Western end of the Opua stage hoping ro ride to Opua. For a start the long rail bridge was closed to all traffic. Something NOT notified on their Web page. So we tried to ride to Kawakawa and that section was closed too. Northland District... More 

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Thank Laurie R
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Started at the old train station at Kawakawa for an out-and-back, Began well at the Kawakawa end and the station is really cool. Good coffee to. Flat well formed trail along the old railway line. But the further along towards Otiria I got the clearer it became the locals really do not want the cycle trail at all. Deliberately placed... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic strongly recommended. Nice scenery and trail goes thru native bush. Beautiful cafe in Kaikohe next to the Caltex station.

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